Worried About a Root Canal? Our Columbia, SC, Dental Practice Is Here to Help.

While a root canal may sound like something to be stressed about, Brickyard Dental Group is here to put your mind—and your dental pain—at ease. Used to treat severely damaged teeth, root canals are effective at eliminating bacteria, preventing reinfection, and saving the natural tooth. When you turn to our Columbia, South Carolina, dental practice for your root canal therapy, you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands. Our team of friendly dentists, dental hygienists, and staff is dedicated to putting your health and wellbeing first, ensuring that you get the care you need without having to stress about pain or discomfort.

Root Canals: What You Need to Know

Your doctor may recommend a root canal if one or more of your teeth are severely damaged beyond what could be treated with a regular cap or filling. Here’s what you should know about the procedure:

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal consists of removing the inside of your tooth, including the pulp, root, and other tissue. After this is removed, the inside of the tooth will be carefully cleaned, disinfected, filled, and finally sealed.

What Are the Signs That a Root Canal Is Needed?

While only your dentist can say for sure if you need a root canal or another type of treatment, there are a few warning signs to look out for. These include:

• Pain while chewing or biting

• Chipped or cracked teeth

• Lingering sensitivity

• Swollen and tender gums

• Decay of gums

If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, you’ll want to give Brickyard Dental Group a call as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

Is a Root Canal Painful?

No need to worry: Root canals are virtually painless, and most people are able to go back to work or school the same day their treatment is completed. A modern root canal is similar to a routine filling, so you can expect minimal interruptions to your regular routine. However, it’s good to keep in mind that you will be given anesthesia before your root canal, and the numbness from this may take a few hours to wear off.

What Are the Benefits of a Root Canal?

Once you have a root canal, you’ll notice:

• Better chewing

• Improved sensation and appearance of the affected tooth or teeth

• Protection from wear on other teeth

• Better oral health

What’s more, you can count on our team to make you feel comfortable during and after your root canal. We’ll be there to answer any questions you may have, and we even make your treatment as affordable as possible by offering convenient payment options and working with most insurance companies.

Schedule Your Dental Appointment

Whether you need a root canal or another form of treatment, you’ll find the high-quality care you need when you turn to Brickyard Dental Group. Contact our Columbia, SC, office today to discuss your options and schedule your appointment.

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"Doctor Barno and his staff are awesome. When you walk in the door you feel like you're a friend or family, And the work he does is great quality. Looking for a new dentist give Brickyard Dental Group a call."

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